GELFAND’S WORLD - I told the publisher of CityWatch that I wouldn't be doing a column for Thursday because I was going to the LA Opera to hear Wagner's Tannhauser, and it wouldn't be over until 11:30 at night. So unless Tannhauser was that good, you wouldn't be hearing from me.
DONE and BONC: Follow the Law!
GELFAND’S WORLD - I'm going to start this a little differently than usual. I'm simply going to quote the law.
LA CITY COUNCIL: See No Evil, Hear No Evil
GELFAND’S WORLD - George Orwell already said it: "Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious."
Should Restaurants Be The Vaccination Police. Second Thoughts.
GELFAND’S WORLD - A few days ago, I shared with you my experience of being asked for proof of vaccination while buying a hamburger at a McDonalds in Frankfurt, Germany.
International Air Travel Resumes, But Is It Worth It?
GELFAND’S WORLD - I just got back from a trip to Europe. There were several lessons to be learned, first regarding the difficulties of travel in this era of the Covid-19 epidemic.
The Real Way to Steal an Election
GELFAND'S WORLD - A substantial number of Republican voters are convinced that the presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump.
The Definition of Gubernatorial? I Can’t Recall.
GELFAND'S WORLD - Well, that election is now over, and instead of the subject of deep thought, it turned out to be a joke.
Stupidity Cannot Be Cured
GELFAND’S WORLD - It's suddenly become the most common cliche on television or the internet. We are presented with a sick -- most likely dying -- man in a hospital bed or perhaps a wheelchair, and some sonorous announcer asks him if he regrets not getting the Covid-19 vaccine.
Can California Turn Into Florida?
GELFAND’S WORLD - The Republicans want to turn California into Florida. The first way is to turn us into a Covid-19 pesthole. We're speaking of Larry Elder, who promises to abolish vaccine and mask requirements.
American Occupying Force Available. Any Takers?
GELFAND'S WORLD - There is an old cult movie called Red Dawn. The United States wakes up to find that it has been taken over by the Russian army.
Why We Have 200,000 Extra Dead.
GELFAND'S WORLD - A few days ago, I added a comment to a CityWatch article written by somebody else. The article was a somewhat sympathetic take on getting past vaccine hesitancy.